I am a freelance writer based out of Toledo, Ohio. I have a background in local and religious journalism, and I love writing about how communities work together, make meaning, and form a more just world. Originally from the D.C. area, I spent three years as a reporter for the Catholic Standard newspaper of the Archdiocese of Washington, and also wrote for Bethesda Magazine. I have a Master’s degree in Theology and Ministry from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, and hope to integrate a theological lens into much of my writing. When I am not writing, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Andrew, as well as hiking, reading, catching up with friends and family, and eating ice cream.
Here are some other things you should know about me:
I love people.
I am constantly grateful for the many wonderful people in my life, and one of my favorite parts of journalism is getting to meet new people who I may never otherwise encounter. I love seeing how each person contributes to our world in his or her own unique way, and I think it is worth celebrating.
I love communities.
When I was about 13, a local ice cream shop was going to close down, and I stood outside the door of the store with my friends for a whole day, gathering signatures to stop the staple of the community from shutting its doors. My high school superlative was “least likely to drop the spirit stick,” because when I find a community I love, I pour my heart and soul into it.
I love my faith.
I have experienced God’s grace again & again in my own life, and I am continually on a journey to get to know God better. Sometimes I reflect on that journey by writing about spirituality, but even if that isn’t the main topic, I often see God in the beauty and goodness of the people I am writing about.
Most of all, I love when all of these things come together.
I love telling stories about everyday people in everyday places, finding beauty & joy in this world. I consider it a privilege to share how they are making the world a better place.